A native of Seattle, WA, Allan earned his undergraduate degree in Acting at Willamette University in Salem, Oregon, which was recently declared to have the best college theater program in the country by OnStage. Allan then earned his Master of Fine Arts in Acting from the now-defunct National Theater Conservatory in Denver, CO. Almost immediately after earning membership in Actors Equity Association, he and his wife bought a house and decided to have a family…which brought a temporary (?) end to his stage career. For the past twenty-five years, Allan has been teaching in schools public and private, during which time he earned his second Master’s, in teaching. To keep his creative juices flowing, Allan worked for nine years as a stand-up comedian, which led to stints writing comic dialogue for computer games and sentiments for greeting cards. Through all of this Allan wrote, wrote and wrote some more, beginning with monologues, then plays, then screenplays and finally the books we’re discussing today. In his dream world, he’d like to spend his twilight years, writing, acting and perhaps painting or learning an instrument.